About the BHA
The British Hydropower Association (BHA) is the professional trade body representing the interests of the UK hydropower industry and its associated stakeholders in the wider community at regional, national and global levels.
Our vision translates into the following aims and objectives:
- Effective lobbying and liaison with the national and devolved governments and other agencies
- Organising events and networking opportunities
- Providing a technical, regulatory and political information source
- Developing export opportunities for the industry
- Supporting and providing guidance for members
- Promoting hydropower - increasing awareness of its quality and scope, both at home and overseas
Membership is open to any organisation or individual with an interest in hydropower. Members include design and consulting engineers in all disciplines, developers/owners, contractors, operators, generators (from pico to large, run-of-river, tidal range and storage), equipment and component manufacturers and suppliers, project managers, financiers and investors, insurers, environmental specialists.................
The diversity of our industry and the expertise within it demonstrates that together we can provide excellent supply chain solutions on a worldwide scale.
The BHA promotes hydropower, the pioneer of renewable energy, both at home and abroad, increasing awareness of its quality and scope in the wider world.
The BHA has grown substantially since its establishment as a trade association in the mid-1990s, and we have continues to move from strength to strength, raising our ptofile and being recognised as the leading representative of the UK hydropower industry.
We have made significant achievements over the years and we have expanded services to members. Our membership has grown considerably and together we have evolved with the industry.
We have played a key role in representing our sector and in winning policy and regulatory support, working closely with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the Department of Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the devolved governments, regional environment agencies and other government departments. We belong to various governmental working groups.
The BHA is not government-funded.
We work closely with several other groups and organisations, e.g. the European Small Hydropower Association (ESHA) and Scottish Renewables, collaborating in various activities, and we have close links with other professional and academic institutions.
Our conferences, events and other activities bring together the whole of the industry to share experiences and forge relationships, strengthening the industry and promoting growth.
We encourage our members to be active within the association so that we maintain a focused strategic direction.
The BHA holds a pivotal position and will continue responding to political challenges and securing support for key initiatives, delivering an essential service to our members.